Dr. Fred P. Warbinton, 89, died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, surrounded by loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; children, Jeffrey (Kelley), Lee (Paula) and Craig (Dianne); and five grandchildren, Meredith (Tyler Weir), Lauren, Kyle, Katie and Tara.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred M. and Maude F. Warbinton.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931, at Crawfordsville, and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 1953; and received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1958. He interned at Methodist Hospital. In 1955, he married Barbara Howard, also of Crawfordsville, in the Wabash College Chapel. He practiced family medicine in Plainfield, Indiana from 1959-1971 and Crawfordsville from 1971-1997. During his time in Crawfordsville, he also served as the Southmont High School sports physician.
He served as a captain in the Indiana National Guard. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Crawfordsville and was an elder for the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Warbinton had a passion for sports, particularly baseball. He bled Dodger blue for over 80 years, both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles versions, and was assistant coach for the Crawfordsville Eagles baseball team. His love for music was shown through his playing percussion for the Montgomery County Civic Band, Sugar Creek Players, Scottish Rite Orchestra, Zionsville Community Band and New Horizons Band (both in Indianapolis and Bonita Springs, Florida).
The memorial service will be held in the chapel at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. He will be interred in a private family service in Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the Christian Nursing Service,
802 Mill St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; and the Animal Welfare League,
1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN47933.
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